Jonathan Mark is the pen name for Mark Stephenson. You can read his blog and learn more about The Last Messenger at https://jonathanmarkwriter.com and follow him on Twitter @jonmark1956
After nearly forty years working in finance in the City of London, he retired early to pursue his long-held ambition to write novels. He lives in Essex with his wife Lin. He also spends long periods in Cornwall where the restless seas and wild coast line provide inspiration for many stories, just as they did for Daphne du Maurier.
To kick start his writing career he completed an MA in Crime and Thriller writing at City University London. At the time, this course was the only creative writing MA in the country which focused on commercial crime fiction. The Last Messenger was the novel submitted to complete the MA. It is a story which evolved from a novel collecting dust in his desk drawer for over twenty years. Literary Agents advised that there was no longer a demand for conspiracy thrillers. Therefore, it is with a streak of bloody minded and perhaps misguided optimism that he's published this book.